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Aurelia | Northfield Family Photographer

This. Girl. Is. Darn. Adorable.


One is such a fun age because not only is everything still exciting and amazing but one year olds have their own opinions and try as we may sometimes they just don’t want to do what we want.

As a Northfield Family Photographer I am used to grumpy, crazy, silly and stubborn and sometimes I think it’s even more fun to work with a different personality and find what makes them excited. In this case Miss Aurelia wanted to find the kitties, to explore and to frown at me!


What I REALLY wanted was to get some images of Aurelia snuggling and loving on her mommy because these two are as close as can be and mom really wanted to get some pictures for them both to remember this time in their lives.

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Aurelia loved exploring by the back of my Northfield Family Photographer property. She loved the branches and trees and she especially loved how we just let her do her thing.

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My favorite images from the session are from mom and Aurelia just hanging out. Literally! I love the snuggles and smiles and how simple this set up was. Mom is a nature lover and so is Aurelia so this seemed just right for them.

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I think if Aurelia was to pick a favorite location on the farm she would pick the old yurt! She loved running around, playing with mom and just in general being silly! The lighting back here is so beautiful and kids LOVE playing on a wooden deck in the middle of a woods. Who knew that something so simple could be so amazing?

I am so happy to have spent this sticky afternoon with these two beautiful ladies, I know they love their pictures and will for the rest of their lives.

Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield Photographer in the state of Minnesota. She is a full service photographer that creates images and products that will be cherished forever. Her work focuses on using natural elements while posing families safely and beautifully.



Rhyan | Northfield Family Photographer

Hi! I'm Rhyan and the fastest crawler on the history of the planet! I love visiting our MN family photographer Amber with Amber Marie Photography. She's fun and makes my daddy swing me around in the air and be so silly with me!


I had a lot of fun at my ONE year old session this spring! Amber came up with all sorts of simple but fun set ups for me to hang out in and each time my mom or dad put me in place I took off crawling as fast as I could. It was fun, like a race or contest against my parents and I kept winning!


See this big smile here? Amber, our photographer, had daddy fly me around the room in the bowl like a flying spaceship or an airplane! You'd think I was happy to chill in the bowl but not really. Our Northfield Family Photographer is tricky like that! She still made sure I was having fun but how she got me to smile in each picture is sometimes surprising!


One of my favorite ways they convinced me to smile was the snacks. I love a good snack and being so active and little I pretty much always want a little something to give me energy. 


Once I was just over picture day they took me outside! It was like a whole new day with all the fresh air and plants. 


I have to say it. It's crazy how many pictures they took today! I really thought that all the running away and grumpy faces would have prevented this but here they are. 


Some of my favorite pictures are the ones with my mom and dad and then the three of us together. I am excited to see how our family will change and to be able to look at these special pictures of just mom and me and dad and me. 


During some of our family pictures I even got to try tasting some flowers! The flavor wasn't so great but I tried them a few times just to be sure. You never know if they might get tasty. 

As I wore out a good game of "How big is Rhyan"? completely made me forget and get happy. I mean after all I am getting "SO BIG"! 


I really am glad my mom and dad planned this special day. It's easy to forget to cherish these little things. I enjoyed my first visit to the Northfield Photography Studio and highly recommend you visit too!


Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield Photographer in the state of Minnesota. She is a full service photographer that creates images and products that will be cherished forever. Her work focuses on using natural elements while posing families safely and beautifully.



Nora | Northfield Newborn Photographer


At Miss Nora's newborn session I asked if they would like using a green wreath. Little did I know that not only did they love the colors and style but that momma grew up with dogwood and it was very special to her! As a Northfield newborn photographer I absolutely love making these special connections with clients and this was beyond meant to be!


Miss Nora wasn't as excited about picture day as mom and dad were but she still tolerated me bugging her and we were able to get lots of beautiful sleepy images of this precious girl.


Some of my favorite images as a MN newborn photographer are the cuddles with mom and dad! There is nothing like a daddy proudly holding his new baby or a mother snuggling this amazing blessing that she grew inside of her!


I ALWAYS add in momma to daddy's picture and add in daddy to momma's picture. This way you get TWO (or more) family pictures with your sweet blessing in your final gallery. 


As a Northfield newborn photographer I always try to add extra earthy textures and natural tones to add to images. I love a bit of greenery or other textures!


This cream sheepskin is a favorite and if you look through the blog I can guarantee you will see it pop up again and again. It is so beautiful, soft and versatile! I would love every color that Luneberry has to offer but turns out I have to take it slow because there are tons of beautiful newborn props out there!

I love to use it in buckets, baskets, trenches on the floor and pretty much everywhere so you can see where it is a favorite. 


While Nora was awake I took the opportunity to capture a few images with her eyes open and to let her get some wiggles out. Look at that sweet yawn... and boom asleep!


As you can see Nora wasn't awake for too long but just long enough to see her eyes, take a few images and conk back out for a few more poses! 

Thank you so much for coming to me to preserve Nora's newborn images! It truly means so much to be honored with such an important job and I couldn't love meeting new families more! Congratulations and many blessings!


Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield Newborn Photographer in the state of MN. She is a full service newborn photographer that products and images that that will be cherished forever. Her work focuses on using natural elements whie posing newborns safely and beautifully. 



Hayden | Northfield Newborn Photographer


Meet Hayden. He was super sassy during his session and decided awake was the way to go.


As a Northfield Newborn Photographer I like to give jazzed up babies some time to relax. Sometimes they need a bit more time to kick around, look at what is going around and listen to the different sounds of the studio.


During this awake time I like to talk to babies and work on taking a few images of them awake. As much as Northfield newborn photographers typical job is to capture sleepy images it is nice to see a few awake images too. If they are happy, of course!


The studio is filled with the sound of white noise (to mimic inside mamma) and sometimes it can take a minute for little ones to adjust to the new sounds as they have finally started to get used to the quiet of the world. I know that sounds crazy but it was noisy inside his mamma.


Hayden was definitely the exception and spent a good amount of time hanging out happy and kicking around.


Part of my job as a Northfield newborn photographer is to roll with each babies personality and create beautiful images regardless of how baby is feeling that day. So Hayden's family got more awake images and they were still perfectly sweet and showed his sassy personality.


Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy and thank you so much for including me in this special time in your lives!


Many blessings to you all.


Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield Newborn Photographer in the state of Minnesota. She is a full service newborn photographer that creates images and products that will be cherished forever. Her work focuses on using natural elements while posing newborns safely and beautifully



Butler Family | Burnsville Family Photographer

Would you believe by looking at these guys that they are a Florida family?


They look warm and cozy and right where they belong!



When the leaves started to change this fall they contacted me about a session. This was their first fall in MN and wanted photography of their family to remember the scenery.


Right away I knew we had to find a time quickly. Being a Burnsville family photographer I know how it can be golden and red one day and brown the next. I had an opening that worked for them and we quickly got it scheduled.



I started scoping out areas that had rich colors and beautiful scenery and found one that I was so excited about. It was near Interstate 35 so it was easy to access and had so many spots that would work perfect for their session.

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The day of the session I was a little disappointed because it was a bit gloomy. Being a bit cast over is actually quite beneficial as a Burnsville family photographer because you can shoot anywhere without having the suns harsh glare. The downfall is that you don't get the rich warmth of the sun when it starts to set.

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While I was preparing for their session the sun came out and I knew exactly what I would do if the sun decided to peek out during their session. I warned them while we were shooting that if the sun came out I might freak out and yell for them to run. Sure enough when the sun came out we all went running, it was a bit goofy for a minute, but 100% worth it to capture this sun drenched warmth.




I hope you guys have so much fun during your first MN winter back as a family!









Amber Skluzacek is a Burnsville family photographer in the state of Minnesota. She is a full service family photographer that creates images and products that will be cherished forever. Her work focuses on using natural elements while posing families safely and beautifully.